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. an arrest at the preakness is at the center of the dispute between a man and the baltimore city police department. a woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter and punching an officer. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone, erasing his version of the incident. >> citizens have a right to -- as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing their jobs out there in public to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is no longer an issue. last year they released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the orioles could not finish off a sweep of the indians last night. fans cannot be happier with the season so far. football fans are cheering the ravens return to training camp today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. veterans will join them. the rest of the team is expected
of the traffic with mike massco. >>> talking about baltimore city, impacted with the water main break from last week. expect tie ups, especially around light street. we will keeping an eye on 895, issues with the long-term construction, that's going to wrap up next month. 895 northbound, they are working on the bridge. by mid august that should be all taken care of. 69 a, ramp towards the westbound, route 372, going to give you problems this morning. we will talk about your traffic, coming up in a little bit. >>> 7 days in the darks one baltimore county community had to deal with. we will have a live report on what they are saying was the problem. and the latest on the timeline, detours and progress of baltimore's light street water main break. you are waking up to what is new in maryland. you nied power, you never know how much you need it until it's gone. june 29th, knocked out power for hundreds of thousands in the area. one community says the thing could have been avoided. linda so is live to explain. these people say this comes down to the trees. >> reporter: that's right. trees on this ro
.s. department of justice got involved. a man and a baltimore city police department. a man was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing the jobs out in public to keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is the lumber an issue. there released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. if any of lizard breaks the guy like, they faced department sanctions. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. ravens training camp officially begins later today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. keith mills will have more on training camp coming up on sports. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. the first u.s. catholics learned his fate today. >> a pencil player mayor could be in contempt of court -- a pennsylvania mayor could be in contempt of court. ♪ ♪ ♪
the death of the former baltimore city mayor and shaffer, shaffer will learn his fate. tensions could run high in new york over sugary drinks and the possible ban. a public hearing on bloomberg's plan to ban drinks in a fight against obesity. m and t will finish transforming football field in to a soccer field for the match between the hot spur and liverpool football club. >>> we saw the big bear, the big bear, the baby bear was yesterday. that bear walked in to a sears, asked where the electronic section was and no one helped him. >> you got jokes this morning. i hike that. we are warm, 75 degrees now in baltimore as we go down to cape hatteras. 78 there. the interior, that's the hottest. 87 st. louis. cincinnati 82. temperatures in the afternoon in the triple digits. it's going to feel like the triple digits to us once we add in the humidity. satellite and radar, not a lot. we have showers and thunderstorms in to indiana. we could see thunderstorms sparking as we go in to the afternoon. a cold front will slides through the area. manchester, beautiful sunrise, we could see the high cirru
available. he wanted to the fbi...but first his plans were to become a baltimore city police officer and detective.but those dreams were abruptly cut short, when william daughtry was killed last july in what his mother calls a random act of violence. violence.janice park is streaming live at baltimore city police headquarters to tell us more about this mother's fight for justice. jan? janice?karen,carlene stewart describes her son as an honors &pstudent...who had just taken test...to become a baltimore city police officer.but now this same department that's investigating his murder. strangers walking by, don't give much thought to this corner in northeast baltimore. messages written to william daughtry may be washing away... away...but they will forever be with his mother, carlene ste: stewart:"i believe in my heart, my son sees my tears and smile and he's with me ever" everyday""the last thing my son said to me was mom i'll be " back""and i never thought that would be last time i would see my son alive"last july, the 20 year old who dreamed of being a city police officer was skateb
to decide if baltimore city fire chief, james claak deserves a raise... as the city is struggling financiaaly.megan gilliland is here with more on the fire sttrm it's creating. p3&good morning guys,this week reported that two baltimore closing... because of budget cuts.fire fighters aren't seeing any raise at all. but now, mayoo stephanie rawlingssblake is offering chief clack a wo percent raisee.. and plans to extend his contract... ttrough 20-18. &p161-thousand a year. while... more for the success he's had on the job.some local fire fighters say the timinn is just wrong. (hoffman) "if we're all asked to take a hit and we have been, we just closed two falling at truck 10 in raise is way too much."rcent - much."in a staaement....chief clack says he's very honored chief... and is happy that the mayor has asked him to continue serving. coming up next haaf hour... what the fire fighters union is hoping he'll ask for... if he accepts the raise.i'm meean gilliland, fox45 morning news. baltimore's grand prix race is just 8 weeks away... but already... the new organizers of thh race s
that coming up in just a little bit. let's check traffic with baltimore city we are expecting continued delays this morning as light street is closed between east baltimore and lombard street. that's due to last week's water main break. also keeping an eye on long- term construction continuing on 895 northbound between route 2 and frank ford avenue because of bridge repairs and towards parts of 695 between route 1 and 59 minor construction. 695 live shot, pretty good looking commute. the drive times this morning again starting out pretty early. nice commute 23r 9 -- commute from 95 to 83 a 12-minute drive. another check on traffic and weather in a little bit. >>> breaking news at least 11 people are dead fog a -- following a crash in south texas. that happened in the town of goal add 100 -- goal goe lee add in -- goliad. all victims were in the same pickup truck. police are not saying how bad conditions are this morning. >>> it's 4:32. we are getting new information out of aurora colorado. that shooting that killed 12 and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president
spent the final hours of his position as baltimore city police commissioner working on his next job... pitching for the or. orioles.well... maybe not so much, but he did get to throw out the first pitch earlier today at the athletics- orioles game in camden yards. decked out in his number one jersey... bealefeld walked out to just in front of the pitcher's mound a threw one into miguel gonzalez.bealefeld began his tenure as a baltimore city police officer in 1981 as a cadet. a 20-foot sinkhole on monument street east of patterson park avenue in east baltimore is causing big problems for busine. businesses.several of the businesses in a 2- block area have had to close while crews work on the sinkhole.the city department of public works thinks the hole was caused by damage to brick storm drainage tunnel that runs under the street and carries rainwater to the inner harbor. the sinkhole is just another example of the problems caused by baltimore's aging infrastructure. a nice sunday.... after a beautiful weekend. weekend. 3 chief meteorologist vytas reid is standing by with a first l
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70. kent island and 67. >>> let's get a check of traffic. issues downtown and baltimore city and the water main break and lombard is closed. that will be for some time. if you are going to make a long weekend. we have issues to talk about. the bay bridge between drive and the bridge. we have construction that will slow the speeds up and send it out to 895 where there is con and all due to construction at this point. look at the speed 20 miles an hour as you approach the 69th stride exit. this is 695. it looks like a good sunrise. the roads are not too bad. another check on traffic coming up in a bit. >>> when it comes to food and kids, many know how difficult it is getting the children to make healthy cheeses. hear from one advocate and how you can help pick outed into can help them out down the road. >>> and animal control and police race to a home after calls from a dangerous animal in the backyard. why they left without taking that beast away. as we go to break a live look at harbor east. shops opening up to tell you about. j crew among them. back with more in a moment. le
. baltimore city place will staff police officers at all city movie theaters whether showing the dark night rises or not, this is not to alarm anyone or a response to any kind of real >> i think an attack at a movie theater hits home for individuals, i know other cities like new york have taken similar actions. we want to make sure people have an enjoyable time. the police are there. we are doing what they pay us to do. >> bay the time the matinee showing of the movie today, movie goers are aware of what happened in colorado. coming up we will speak with some of them and get their reactions as they walked in to our local theaters. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> the shooting forced the cancellation of the premier of the movie. crews spent the day taking down the red carpet display for the premier. workers were spotted along the front of theater. the studio released a statement this afternoon saying warner brothers and the film makers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking inaccident. we extend sympathys to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time. >>> president
closures expected in baltimore city through the course of the morning hours. certainly avoid that. let's looking at the beautiful shot. 695 showing us all clear and we will be talking more about the traffic and your weather together that's in less than ten minutes now onto you. >>> it's supposed to be a night of fun and celebration for fans of the film series batman. a big premier 12:01 friday night. many people thought what they saw was all part of the show in colorado. it was not the case as a gunman kills 12. let's go to colorado for the latest on this investigation. renee. >> reporter: well, the suspect is not cooperating with police. he is lawyered up and not answering questions. that's coming from the police chief in aurora, colorado. this hearing that will happen today, we are expecting it will be brief but it's the first time we see and hear from the suspected shooter. >> matt mcquinn. makalea medics. ver onicca oiz. >> reporter: one by one a city mourner promising never to forget those who died ann an emotional vigil. the community came together to grieve. >> tonight we reach
at the baltimore city police departments say they want to recruit more city residents to the force. fewer than 20% of the last graduating class actually live in the city limits. recruiters say officers will be patrolling -- allows them to perform better on duty. >> we want people that live here in the city, who understand the city, who know the city. people from the neighborhoods in the city and understand the problems going on within the neighborhoods. >> officials within the department say new efforts are under way to help city residents to qualify as candidates. coming up on 11 news at noon, a demolition at penn state univ. one day after joe paterno's statue was taken down. a major flood captured in arizona. arizona. more on the raging i'm sticky and uncomfortable. try gold bond powder. medicated to protect, absorb, even relieve itching. -thanks, jimmy. -thank gold bond. ♪ this stuff works >> a day after the n.c.a.a. announced the sanctions against penn state, the wall behind the joe paterno statue was demolished. the backdrop memorialized the school's winning years of football. the n.c.a.a.
an update on that major sinkhole in baltimore city. that's really going to cause a lot of extra congestion. as you can see, east monument, six blocks north of patterson park. it is closed between patterson park boulevard and monford. to get around that. your alternates would be madison and even mcelderly. as far as the rest of the region goes, if you are traveling 95 in the northbound direction, heavy there from 395 to the 895 split. traffic does slow down again. as you approach the beltway, well past whitemarsh boulevard. traveling on the north side inner loop, to harford road. the west side inner loop, that's been a pretty steady delay this afternoon. 20 minutes there from southwestern boulevard around to security boulevard. traveling the harrisburg expressway, slowing there. in the southbound direction, things slow down to timonium road to the beltway. as far as accidents go, eastern avenue, at simmons. wilkens street. also east pratt at charles. >>> let's take a live look. you can see, traffic is crawling along there. approaching potee street. this traffic report is brought to you by t
to reduce speed on wet roads. and baltimore city, a man was shot multiple times after 3:00 this morning on west belvedere ave. he was hit in the face and body in taken to an area hospital. detectors are asking anyone to contact the northwest precincts. the nation's largest free arts festival is in full swing. it usually brings in 300,000 people. this weekend rainy weather put a little damper on the crowd. we are live with an update. you are staying dry, write? >> if you want to come down, it is a pretty good time. the rain has held off. it has been a pretty wet day out here today. even the organizers and amid the crowd numbers are down because of the brain. exactly how low, we do not know. we know it has not affected the quality or quantity or the past few days. books have had their umbrellas and jacket handy. people have told us that this rain is a welcome relief compared to the oppressive heat and humidity that has become a staple over the past several years. >> we love the creativity. the rain does not stop us. we love being out. >> the are to get better every year. >> there's always
up... enforcement ...at... movie theaters...///. baltimore... city... and county police... say... people... will see more officers... patrolling... malls and movie... theaters...// theaters...// keith daniels live in north baltimore where some moviegoers are cautious.. keith 3 3 jeff... we're live at the rotunda on 41st street.. where that same "batman" movie that was tragically interrupted in colorado... is now showing. ........and tonight, police say if there's trouble.. they are prepared. prepared. at movie theaters across the country, where hollywood often imitates life.. there's word of a real life tragedy. (woman) "i think that was a random act of madness.." ......movie-goers at the landmark theater in downtown baltimore, reacting to that deadly shooting at a theater in colorado.(woman) "you go to a movie and you don't make it home. it's just tragic." baltimore city police ave posted an officer outside the landmark. the department says there's no information that suggests that an attack like what we saw in colorado would happen here....
baltimore city and baltimore county. >> typical in low-lying areas. we have low-lying areas, southbound j.f.x., cold springs lane ramp tends to flood out. >> city transportation officials say they didn't see anything unusual as far as flooding. however, there were reports of flooding at the johns hopkins hospital ambulance entrance, as well as several downed trees and debris clogging drains. >> we kept crews in in anticipation of the storms, and we were able to respond to downed trees and high water. >> state highway officials were also busy thursday night, dealing with close to a dozen flooded state roads and dealing with closures as well. luckily, they say no lives were put in jeopardy because of standing water, and they remind motorists to use caution. >> never drive through standing water. it looks like you might get through, and then you can easily be taken away your entire vehicle, so you want to try and turn around and try a different route. additionally, if you can't see the visibility really bad, find a place to pull over to safety and just wait it out. >> city transportation off
-coverage or visit travelers.com. this is wjz-tv, wjz-hd and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> new clues in colorado. the fbi breaks for the booby traps of the apartment. tonight, what's inside and what we are learning about the victims. many developments tonight. james holmes is accused of gunning down a dozen people and injuries 50 others at a midnight showing of batman. tonight, police move in to the bomb-filled apartment. let's begin with teresa garcia from aurora, colorado, with the latest. >> reporter: bomb crews safely disarmed the bombs. >> this was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: police say the suspect's front door was fitted with a trip wire. nearby, at least 30 shells described as fireworks the size of golf balls. a bomb was disabled inside. investigators collected evidence outside of the apartment. investigators are said to have a surveillance video of holmes picking up 160 pounds of ammunition. he spent $15,000 on his guns and ammunition. james holmes is in solit
on the trail. >> he was located hiding inside of an abandoned home. >> reporter: in baltimore city, officers tried to stop watson after he sideswiped a car and kept going. police followed him and on 97 south toward anne arundel county. baltimore police called their their pursuit and called anne arundel county. he drove every ratically on the interstate and you can see he came close to hitting several cars on the road. >> it's a dangerous situation, not just in our county but other areas with the way he was driving. >> reporter: speeding through residential neighborhood and hopes to make a left turn but smashes into a sedan, the driver left stunned. >> justice prevailed, you know? >> reporter: charged for drug possession after 11 violations just yesterday. >> any related charges. >> reporter: police say the vehicle watson was driving at the time was not stolen. and tonight, watson remains in jail. kai, back to you. >> rochelle, thank you. watson is expected to face charges in baltimore city as well. >>> maryland lost 11,000 jobs in june according to the u.s. department of labor. that makes th
in the middle of a busy baltimore city street and could take weeks to repair. skychopper 13 was over the scene. bpw says a culvert from the 1930s gave way under the road. parts of monument street near johns hopkins hospital remain closed tonight. >>> could the shooting massacre in aurora, colorado, have been prevented? new evidence indicates that the suspect may have wanted to give advance notice before the deadly attack. >> reporter: investigators scoured the mailroom at the university of colorado and found a piece of mail from james holmes. a bomb squad handled it with a robot in case there were explosived inside. sources tell cbs news it was sent from holmes to one of his professors. in it, he talked about shooting people and included crude drawings of a gunman and his victims. the letter arrived days before friday's shooting but had not be processed out of the mailroom. criminal profilers say we may sigh more letters from the alleged shooter. >> particularly because of the complexity of the case and how much work this person put into these two different crime ands with, they appear to want
. we have a few problems in baltimore city. we are dealing with the repairs to the water main break. light street is shut down between baltimore and lombard street. you can use hopkins place as an alternate. east baltimore, a huge searching hole. so monument street will be closed between patterson park avenue and wolf street. no problems on 95 through white marsh. it will be clear as you head towards eastern avenue. and heading out to the harrisburg expressway, this is what it looks like in hunt valley at shawan road. nothing to get in your word towards 695. and this is what the beltway looks like in overly lea overrule -- over lea -- overlea. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. new health care coverage for women takes effect tomorrow under the affordable care act. senator barbara mikulski isjoining democrats today to announce the plan. >> the rally at penn state in a parking lot there. a radio program hosting a rally to show support for the football players who decided to remain with the nittany lions amid the sanctions. >>> with the drought situation
were allowed back to their homes and businesses according to baltimore city fire there were no injuries no property was damaged. >> thank you. >>> hear from business owners and residents all new at 5 and 6:00 p.m. >>> maryland man police say was planning a deadly work place attack could be held for a week before he is charged. adam may is live with more on neil prescott. >> the 28-year-old is being held involuntarily under going a psychiatric evaluation he was taken into custody friday after miscot threatened to shoot up the business. police found more than two dozen weapons inside his apartment along with thousands of rounds of ammunition they believe he was upset because he was recently let go from his job. >> thank you under law prescott can be held up to a week before charges are filed. >>> the search continues for the man who abducted vi ripken at gun point this man, kidnapped her from inside her garage last week. ripken was tied up, put into the backseat of her own car and driven around baltimore and hartford county she was not physically hurt but anybody with information, are ask
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2013. the baltimore city fire department has been awarded a huge amounttof money that'll help towards the safety of citizens. the department has been given a 300-thousand- dollar grant from áf-e-m-a prevention and safety.áthe grant will be used to study the causes of fires and to fund the mobile safety center. a disabled boy in hagerstown will be getting his stolen tricycle back... afox 45 viewer spotted the stolen item on craig's list. kathleen cairns has more on how the stolen bike was tracked down.. down..in a story you are seeing first on fox.. kathleen: one of our viewers noticed some striking similarities between the story we aired last week..... and a bike he had just seen advertised on craig's list. the bike was tracked down to a shoppin dundalk.. but at this hour... pollce are still looking for the man who brought it there to sell it. the tricycle had been designed for seven year old ethan who has genetic disorder. the eight thousand dollar bike was designed to specifically help him develop muscle tone and lose weight. it was stolen last month... someone brought it to
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. >> reporter: both baltimore city and county police say people heading to the movies should expect to see more officers on patrol. >> just simply a precaution and extra resources to make sure people have a safe and enjoyable time. >> reporter: while police don't know of any threats moviegoers were still happy to see the extra security. >> whether it happens for the first time or it happens at a copy cat action you're always going to have to be vigilant. >> reporter: consumers can also do their part. >> they feel in their gut if they observe something that is unusual. they should notify somebody because the little information they know could save their lives. >> reporter: amc released this statement saying we will not allow any guests into our theaters in costumes that make other guests feel uncomfortable and we will not permit face covering masks or fake weapons inside our building. >> that's the best move they can make right now. people do want to go out and enjoy themselves and be safe. >> reporter: in addition to amc, other theaters are said to be doing bag checks and increasing their secu
their presence at local theaters. >> i get it. it makes sense to me. >> reporter: baltimore city is county police are saying people heading to the movies should expect to see more officers on patrol. >> just simply a precaution and extra resources. >> reporter: police don't know of threat to local theaters, movie-goers were happy to see the extra security. >> whether it happens for the first time or copycat. >> reporter: this security expert is saying that consumers can do their part. >> if they feel in their guts and observing something that is unusual, they should notify authorities immediately. because the little pieces might say lives. >> reporter: and theaters are making steps to make sure that people feel secure. amc released this statement. >> that is the best thing. people want to go out and enjoy themselves. >> reporter: some movie theaters are doing bag checks. reporting live, monique griego, eyewitness news. >> all right. so, again, here's what we know right now the suspect is 24- year-old james holmes. he had four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition that he purchased on the
are trying to fathom why anyone would kill him. and baltimore city police are on the lookout for the shooter. >> baltimore city police are investigating the shooting death of 23-year-old brandon sproal, a former basketball player at walbrook high school. monday night, around 10:30, brandon was hanging out on the corner of baker and mcking, with two other people, when he was robbed of his belongings and his life. >> when they were approached by two black males, one armed with a gun. >> police say sproal was ordered to his knees and then told to pus his hands behind his head. that's when he was shot. the other two victims got away. >> they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. >> reporter: brandon died on the scene. the news hitting his former basketball coach like a ton of bricks. >> breaks my heart completely. >> reporter: brandon and his older brother rodney played and led the team to two championships back in 2005 and 2006. bridgers describes brandon as a tenacious player with a quiet spirit. >> this kid has had a job since he was in high school. always ear
in baltimore city. we have road closures due to the massive water main break. let's take a live look. as you can see, there is the vehicle fire at wilkins avenue if you look to the right side of your screen. for the most accurate and up to date information, count on us at wjz.com. >>> here is what people are talking about. shock waves from the ncaa penalties against penn state. the effects being felt not only at the campus but around the country this morning. sports director mark vive -- mark viviano has more. >>> reporter: good morning, the sanctions are steep and they include a $60 million fine, equal to one year of penn state's revenue, a rich program with a rich tradition finds itself on the brink of busted. in addition to the fine, a four- year ban on bowl games and a reduction in scholarships likely to cripple a once strong program. their proud past forever tarnished. penn state's present and future in doubt. the ncaa stopped short of shutting down the program, instead handing down wide ranging and long lasting punishment in reaction to the cover up of a sex scandal involving jerry san
baltimore city paramedics in disbelief. >> i'm bob turk. i'll have the complete first warning weather forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> it's partly cloudy and 80 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather is coming up. >>> one man's yard is dropping piece by piece down a 200-foot cliff in washington state. the hole is swallowed up a century's old tree. the fire department is concerned because of the edge. it will cause a natural sprain to change its course. >>> bolt of lightning starts a fatal chain of events in new york city. the lightning strike unleashed an avalanche of scoff of scaffolding. this woman said it was a surreal event. >> it started to collapse and i saw a gentleman passing underneath at that moment. >> the scaffolding was put up a month ago by the previous lightning strike. >>> well, the former trader took his life. he had cyanide in his system. he was seen putting something in his mouth shortly after convicted of arson. it was possible for him to hide the pill in his pocket. >>> there's new information, the major upgrade from
the alamrm off. a baltimore city firefighter was rushed to the hospital. he was battling a blaze in east baltimore and suffered a burn to his hand. the firefighter has and released from the hospital. the police commissioner has a few more days before he officially retires. as a proper sendoff, he threw the first pitch at the orioles game today. he says he will miss his job at the department, but is looking forward it to what he will do next. >> something fun. something far less stressful. maybe let a little bit of my hair grow back. i am looking forward to it. i am anxious to get started. on the job is day wednesday. charges pending after police arrested a man who described himself as the joker and threatened to blow up the workplace in prince george's county. neil press got is still in the hospital tonight undergoing psychiatric evaluation. his apartment was full of guns and ammunition when they rated it on friday. according to police, press got called a supervisor at the pitney bowes this week. he threatened to shoot everyone in the building. he was in the process of being fired. >> in
baltimore city wittout power.more than 69- thousann in ballimore coonty... and more than 38- thousand in anne arundel county.b-g-e has restored power to more thaa 466-thousand of its customers pince friday night. it was hours bbfore b-g-e this downed wire innthe back yard of a home near the intersection oo park heights and spaulding avenues.the owners of the hhme asked the &pfire department for help butt obviousll they were unable to wws shut off.officials say if you ever see downed wires... never touch them and always &passume electricityyii still running through them. and jjining us right now... is b-g-e spokesman, rob gould. 3 3 3 as we've been seeing and hearing...the storm created a maryland...and across huge mess all storm creeted a hearing...the seeing and as we've been 3 hearing...the storm cceated a hugg mess all across maryland...and there's still photojournalist dave larson caught up with some residents of north baltimore who are anxious for action. action. 3 p3for action. action. we have been getting hundreds of pictures from our fox45 viewers ... when news happens....
any information about this case.....you are asked to call baltimore city police. a man who police say sexually assaulted a woman two months ago is now under arrest. arrest.police found ricky bostic along towsontown boulevard last thursday.they say he forced his way into an apartment on versailles circle, which just so happens to be a neighboring apartment building. cpl. kathleen batton, baltimore co. police: 11.43.58 "it's extremely important to get someone like this off the streets. we have three separate crimes. people were home at the time he committed these offenses." offenses."bostic lived in a first floor apartment he's now at baltimore county detention center. a man is behind bars tonight accused in a deadly stabbing in baltimore county. 3 mark brown jr. is charged with first-degree murder after police say he stabbed his acquaintance phillip weatherford.the victim was found inside his car about 2-30 monday morning near pulaski highway and ebenezer road in white marsh. they were traveling southbound on pulaski highway in the victims vehicle when an argument occured, durnig th
information on the book, head to our website right now at abc2news.com under the baltimore city section. >>> well, sum per time means -- summertime means more opportunities for your kids to play yod. >> and the jackson family turmoil continues. now who's in charge of watching michael's kids. [ female announcer ] letting her home be turned into a training facility? ♪ this olympian's mom has been doing it for years. she's got bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. let the spills begin. p&g. proud sponsor of the olympic games. >>> a new study out of denmark shows a group of patients have a higher risk of heart attacks. patients over 60 years old were more than 25% more likely to have a heart attack within two weeks of surgery. six weeks after surgery, the risk of heart attack dropped. >>> summer is a great time for kids to get out and play. sometimes accidents happen. it's best to prevent injuries. the type of shoes your child w
watching baltimore city this morning, continuing to see delays as you make your way downtown again lombard light street affected in addition to fleet street and caroline and bomb street due to the water main break from last week. >>> beautiful shot. 43. things are smooth sailing. the drive times look like this. 695 downtown. a 12 minute ride. 795to 95, 13 minutes and 12 34eu7b9s from 95 to 83. -- 12 minute from 95 to # 3. charley back to you>>> back to developing story we have been following. at least 11 people are dead after a pickup truck left a highway crashing into a tree in southeastern texas. this happened last night in near goliad, about 100 miles southeast of san atono. all victims were in the same f- 250 forward pickup and another 12 people were hurt. some of them have life- threatening injuries. well as the man who is accused of going on a shooting rampage inside a colorado theater, prepares to head to court, the national debate over gun control is intensifying. scripps investigative unit went undercover in virginia to buy a type of high capacity gun clip that can hold up to 30 b
. >>> this noon baltimore city police are waiting for an tops autopsy. derek valcourt has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: police do not know exactly what happened here. in fact, they are not certain how long this woman had been dead. >> saturday night just before 7:00 police were called to this apartment building, on 29th street in charles village. inside one of the apartments they found a badly decomposing body of a woman. police say it appears she had been dead for one week and her corpse was not alone. >> there was an individual who was inside of the apartment with her. she was taken into custody and questioned. at this point no charges have been brought. >> the woman's body has been sent for an autopsy and police are waiting to determine her cause of death and if charges will be filed. >> reporter: police say they do know who they woman is but are not releasing her identity yet. she's 41 and that apartment was not hers. jessica. >> thank you . commuters in downtown baltimore will have to deal with traffic detours for a few more weeks. light street will continue to
. >> reporter: watson's run from the law started in baltimore city. preliminary reports say officers tried to stop watson after he sideswiped a car and kept going. police followed him through downtown streets. watson hopped on 97 south towards anne arundel county. police called off their pursuit and alert anne arundel county police of the man coming their way. sky eye 13 stayed with watson as he drives erratically during rush hour on the highway, coming close to running some cars off the road. >> certainly a dangerous situation. not just in our county, but in other areas, putting police in jeopardy. >> reporter: watson eventually gets off on telegraph road, speeding through a residential neighborhood. he smashes into a gold sedan. the driver was left stunned. >> pretty crazy, but justice prevails, i guess. >> reporter: watson's history with the justice system includes charges for dui, assault, and drug possession. his rap sheet got much longer, after 11 traffic violations just yesterday. >> ranging from leaving the scene of an accident and related charges. >> reporter: the vehicle watson w
-hd and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> it is 4:30. 74 degrees with light rain in the area. hello. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> dozens of men, women and children are dead, dying or injured. sarah reports from aurora. >> there's hundreds of people there around. >> reporter: chaos and panic following a shooting at a midnight showing of the dark knight rises. a man propped open an exit door at this aurora, colorado, cinema and threw in a smoke canister. >> anytime anyone would get up, he would shoot them. no specific agenda. >> reporter: he's 24-year-old james holmes. they evacuated his apartment complex after the suspect allegedly made comments about explosives. >> our investigation determined that his apartment is booby trapped with apparent trip wires. it may be hours or days. >> reporter: the investigation into the crime continues with the community rallying together. >> we've taken a blow toda
apart the asphalt. >> this is the nature of the aging infrastructure in many large cities. baltimore is not an exception. >> reporter: a water main break two weeks ago. and yesterday, a 20-feet deep, 2-feet wide, and 6 feet long sinkhole, opening into a storm drain built into the 1930s. >> right now, we are sending a crew in to do a walk-in inspection of the large storm drain under the street. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 over the scene, showing a gaping hole in the middle of the street. causing confusion amongst pedestrians navigating their way on closed roads. >> just a little -- a few customers coming in. >> reporter: the city says it is taking the necessary measures to find and fix the problems. so far, crews have used a camera underground to look at the engage -- damage. scan water mains and check the sewer drains to make sure they're intact. >> it will give us an indication of what needs to be done in order to make a correction. >> reporter: but some say that correction will be just another temporary fix for a permanent problem. >> they need another system. >> i don't see wh
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is due by the end of the year. baltimore city officials are calling on lawmakers in washington to raise the federal wage.um there was a rally outside of city hall on tuesday. this would raise the federal minimum wage by 85 cents a year. >> ladies and gentlemen, we're here to demand that congress pass the act which would raise the federal minimum wage for nearly 30 million american workers. >> if passed, it would adjust the minimum wage to keep pace with the cost of living adjustments and that would begin in 2015. it would raise the minimum wage for tipped employees. >> that romney is heading out on a week-long trip to britain, poland, and israel. hallie jackson has our report. good morning. >> good morning. mitt romney will be at the olympic opening ceremonies on friday and will meet with the prime ministers of all those countries you mentioned. this trip is a chance for mitt romney to show himself as an international statesman. president obama campaign advisers said they're ready to pounce if mitt romney does not get into details about is a foreign policy. the president is focused on t
was not hers. >> the apartment building where her body was discovered is owned by the baltimore city housing e authority. ed -- housing authority. >>> road closures caused frustrating gridlock for thousands of commuters in downtown. the work is expected to take 2 weeks. senator ben cardin is calling on congress for help. he said the ageing water system is a problem facing many states. >>> some heat returns to maryland and it's bringing the humidity with it. here's a live look outside. the sun is out but it's mostly cloudy skies for the day and there's a chance for pop up thunderstorms. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob turk is tracking the weather. >> saturday was a record low of 69. right now the upper 80s. we have some scattered shower activity around. most of it looks like it's to our north or to our southwest. the closest active to the maryland is bad ship across southern pennsylvania. it looks like it's going to hit to your folks in northern sections of hartford county, maybe cecil county in the next couple of hours. there's some showers that may move into northern baltimore and h
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would first go to baltimore city, then calvert charles and kent and montgomery and st. mary's counties. other counties could be added a bit later. >>> time for check on our weather. and it's dry. >> it is dry. you are talking about st. mary and and calvert county they are getting hit with storms. good news we need the rain especially along the eastern shore but we are not getting any. and that's what i don't like to see. going into the afternoon we have that chance. as long as we have the chance that's a good thing. see the big picture and nasty thunderstorms firing up in alabama. showers and thunderstorms dropping through michigan and heading into indian ohio. look what we are watching. showers and thunderstorms off along the coast this morning. and this little system could ride up the coast and make that turn inward. we are watching that because it could bring us much need rain as we go through time. we will see how that goes but for right now this is what we are looking at. showers and thunderstorms around dore chest erin calvert county and ocean city get getting hammered and this i
could spend up to 25 years behind bars. this morning the cause of a vehicle crash in baltimore city is still under investigation. it happened on harper road. you can clearly see the wreckage. city police said six vehicles were involved. one landed in the yard of a house. nobody was seriously injured. it should be back to normal today for more than 1,000 people who were evacuated from homes and businesses in locust point. the evacuation happened after a crew fixing hall street hit a gas main underneath it. street repairs are still going on this morning. nobody was injured in that incident either. and an 8-year-old takes on the gold. last week noah white won first place at the junior olympics in texas. he's the fastest child in his age category in the country. maryland's news station continues. also more coming up on what happened at the olympics. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before, but you've done the impossible. you made gluten free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband foun
with the old and in with the new. the u.s. department of transportation is awarding the city of baltimore $40 million to build a new bus transit facility. wjz is live in east baltimore, michelle richie with more on how unemployment and the environment will be affected. michelle. >> reporter: in the next few years more than 700 jobs are expected to be created because of this project and it's also going to help the neighborhood. if busy bus transit building are still standing after 65 years never being renovated. but today that is all about to change. >> we're giving amdot $40 million. >> reporter: u.s. secretary of transportation ray lahood says the money is part of a $53 million project to replace the bus facility. >> this is the second largest amount awarded this year through the federal transit administration. >> reporter: $40 million will come from federal funding, $13 million from the state. the benefits range from the creation of jobs, reduction in noise and an increase in parking for those like roslin johnson who have to share the street with more than 300 transit employees. >> usually
, mostly in baltimore city, baltimore county and anne arundel county. >>> the storms that blew through brought an end to a series of weather records we were setting. >> first word from veronica in the storm center. >> that's right, guys, we like seeing that, and we're going to talk more about the records we set in just a couple minutes. but for right now we're at 84 degrees, reagan national airport. we're running 15 to 18 degrees cooler than yesterday. look at the dew point temperature, it sits at 60 degrees right now. we have seen that number, of course, as high as 65 to around 70 the last couple days, giving us very sticky air. if you look at the satellite and radar reviews, to the north clearing skies. to the south clouds, and even a few thunderstorms. one is headed over toward ocean city. that's a weather front market right around our area. it's bringing in drier air and definitely cooler air. raffle from today, just over a quarter inch of rain, winchester, just a half inch. culpepper and just over that about a third of an inch in baltimore. storm4 radar shows nothing more than jus
cannot be said for baltimore city. we have the huge sink hole that has monument street closed. we have east lombard add light street blocked. as you can see everything moving along just fine on the jfx at cold spring lane. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer. toyota has your best deal for today and tomorrow when you buy a car you have to look beyond the day you buy it. back over to you. >> thank you. >>> at the top of the news, the ripken family, violet ripken being safe. the search for her kidnapper continues. wjz has complete coverage. mike schuh is following the investigation and jessica kartalija has more on the mother's roll as head of one of baseball's most inflew end families. we begin with mike schuh live on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. billy and cal's mom held hostage for 24 hours. bound and put in the backseat of her lincoln, now police are looking for her kidnapper. >> it's just been 8:00 on tuesday morning a mask gunman confronts violet ripken inside her garage. >> she said she went to go in the garage and he w
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